Who Should Read this?
- If you acknowledge that time is the most precious resource that you have, and you don’t want to end up realizing that you wasted countless years with no life progress…
- If you are trying to become a better person everyday, and are looking for a support structure to lean on while on your life journey…
- If you disagree with the “work until you die” mindset that plagues the work force and want to pursue freedom…
- If you realize that life is short and you want to take action and choose to live a better life…
If these thoughts race through you mind, you are not alone. I have spent the last few years in the same place and decided I needed an outlet to discuss these ideas in random detail. I have been inspired by many people: Dave Ramsey, Seth Godin, Malcom Gladwell, more recently ChooseFI, the Mad Fientist, and Vicki Robins just to name a few. I have drawn inspiration from all of the above and want to continue down the path of living a better life.
This blog will be a conduit for exploring many ideas and seeking feedback, sharing your thoughts, and challenging the status quo. Together we will track our journey along the way.
I invite you to join the ride so that we can learn from each other.
So what the Hell does “Choose Beta” mean?
For now, lets just pretend Choose Beta is a play on Choose better as in Choose to Live a Better Life… I will get more detailed in the next post. Essentially, I want to use this platform to explore how to utilize the most precious resource that we have, our time, in order to live the most fulfilling life that we possibly can.
Currently, I see most topics falling into one of the following categories but who knows what we will learn and add in the future:
- Financial Independence (Freedom)
- Life Hacks (Optimization)
- Family Life Balance (Prioritization)
- Personal Growth (Development)
Who am I?
Let’s start with a name. Full disclosure, I want to remain anonymous at this point so I am going to go by Chris. Why?
- There is more opportunity to dig deep into topics such as my personal financial situation if I stay anonymous…
- There will be topics we will get into (such as retiring early) that I want to be able to discuss openly without potentially holding me back in my career… Assuming I choose to stay in it
In any event, the more honest I can keep this process the more We can grow together. So for now, “Chris”.
Am I qualified to do this?
I have no experience as a blogger, nor do I have any real writing background. I am simply passionate about living the best life possible. In the past, I have focused on new years resolutions and daily life improvements and have had some success… It is time to take it to the next level!
The best way to sustain motivation and continued learning is to utilize trusted peer groups and accountability partners. In that environment, ideas can be discussed and debated through honest feedback. We need each other. It is hard to find people who are passionate in some of the topics we will discuss, so hopefully we can feed off each other’s thoughts.
Should you “waste” your time reading these posts?
There are already a lot of blogs out there and I have been through the rabbit hole myself. I would consider myself a “late adopter”. I generally look for blogs, podcasts, books etc by people that have been around a while. Why? Because time is finite, and I don’t want to waste it on things that may not hold up years down the road. I try to find the people that have built their reputation and grown their work to the point that most of the flaws have been checked out already.
I can; however, say this about myself:
As of this posting, I have already written enough posts to get me through the first few months. I opened a Microsoft Word document in July and started writing. I did this to prove to myself that I could get the words out and in a format that I thought would be helpful.
I have already invested a few months of my time into this and haven’t run out of things to discuss yet.
Aside from that, I can only say give it a chance and I need your input.
What is the posting strategy?
I plan on doing a post every week or two for as long as I can generate good discussion points (I have a family and a full time job so I am still trying to find the correct balance).
I do not want this to become something that is forced. If I cannot think of something worth writing about, I am not going to post just for the sake of posting. That would be a waste of both of our time.
If you made it this far, may as well hang out for one or two more.